Carpentry Program

About the Program

  • The Langley School District offers the SkilledTradesBC Youth TRAIN in Trades Carpentry program at Aldergrove Community Secondary School. This full-time program, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, offers SD35 students the opportunity to participate in Skilled Trades BC recognized Foundation Technical Training (includes Level 1). Students earn high school course credits, as well as post-secondary credits, while learning the required skills and knowledge to become an apprentice upon program completion.


Develop Professional Industry Skills

  • Read blueprints for rough and finish carpentry
  • Operate power tools, demolition and construction
  • Build and renovate residential and commercial structures using advanced materials and current construction practices



  • Be registered to attend an SD35 school for 2023/2024 school year
  • Be 18 or younger on June 30, 2023
  • Has not graduated from high school before starting the program
  • Intention to graduate

    Click the image above to see our Carpentry Program Guide



    • Have completed before the start of the program:
      • Grade 10
      • English 11
      • Any Math 11
    • Recommended:
      • Wood classes at school
      • Experience in construction


Keys to Success

  • Regular attendance and a solid commitment to the program
  • Demonstrate maturity and job readiness to work in the industry
  • Physical ability to safely use power tools and equipment
  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • Tolerance to dust and noise
  • Willing to work in a range of weather conditions (indoors and outdoors)


Learn more

  • Still have questions or want to apply? Contact your school’s Career Advisor or use our Contact Form
  • Career Trek video – Learn how the career of a carpenter in BC interprets drawings, creates footings for walls, pours concrete into the footings and marks posts for walls and beam

  • SD35 Carpentry Program Tour – See the classroom/equipment and meet instructor